The Chinese animal zodiac sign snake | Photo: © A.KaZaK -

The Snake

Mysterious, poising and calm!
The Chinese animal zodiac sign snake | Photo: © A.KaZaK -

10 things about the Chinese Zodiac Snake


Represented hours of the Rat: 
9h a.m. – 11h a.m. 

Cardinal direction: south south east

Season / month: spring / May

Fix element: fire

Parallel zodiac sign: Taurus

Positive characteristics: wise, analytic, sensitive, sense of humour, goal-orientated, mysterious, attractive, philosophic

Negative characteristics: suspicious, capricious, reserved, avid for power

The Snake

Persons who were born in the sign of the Snake (巳) represent secrecy and mystery. They prefer to hide and keep secrets to themselves. The Snake dislikes showing its true emotion and attitude – it wants to keep its secrets and mysteries. Even if they are emotional stimulated they appear calm and firm to one another – cool, reserved and unapproachable. The snake shows its reserve and distance towards its fellows. It remains in suspicion.

For the wise Snake, nothing can escape – it defines the sense of intuition in combination with excellent power of observation

Snakes have an excellent power of observation. They estimate delicate situations and know what to do. Facing confrontations they are not fond of… they avoid scenes promising that. They hate trouble and prefer remaining in peace.

The Snake is representing thoughtfulness, wisdom, high sensitivity and prefers the philosophic field. Maybe you are now surprised, but the snake possesses a fine sense of humor as well.

Such beings are close to luxury and any convenience. When they attend holidays within the campsite, they are finally not amused. A four stars hotel room or the larger suite they like most.

About their career, they succeed. Noble players indeed! Their fabulous careers based on goal orientation, fair ambition, keen mind and subtle behavior – handling companies and contacts in this manner so nothing else left to be said except they are noble and wise ones. Based on their fine intuitive sense for taste and style, they are regarded in the world of politics, architecture and fashion. Even they are economists.

Reserved seduction - sophisticated with such a sense for the perfect moment

The opposite sex is genuinely interested in the attractive snakes – with calmness and reserve they make the master of seduction. First Snakes are reserved and prefer keeping a safe distance. Later when Snakes are engaged they open their hearts and their minds to the chosen ones -But no reason of the previous euphoria - careful wisdom is on stage when the potential partner appears.


Ideal partner:
Ox, Rooster

Dog, Rat, Rabbit, Snake, Dragon, Goat

Moderately suitable:
Tiger, Horse, Monkey



The five elements of the Snake

Earth Snake

Born as a sign of the element of earth you may be intelligent and responsible – with regard to other signs you are more upholding traditions. Common sense is their measure – never allowing themselves being too risky and adventurous.

chinese horoscope - Earth - Snake | photo: (c) Deki -


They are most of all practical and logical, however, caused by these characteristics each enterprise would be flourishing.

The Earth Snake is the most tradition-conscious and most responsible. The Earth Snake keeps on its principles and acts actually in a correct way – fully reliable. Think twice - if you are thinking the cool Snake could have a lack of passion – then you will be mistaken. The Earth Snake is warm-hearted - no doubt about it.

Fire Snake

Its characteristics are passionate, ambitious and fiercely competitive: The fire snake represents confidence and impatientness– bursting with strength. Innovative projects, renewals and improvements in general are set on the list. Defying all odds they are regrettably haunted by pure egoism and their predominating behaviour won’t be welcome.

On professional level the fire snake dominates the upper floors of the managers and members of the executive boards. However, it has to put in this place where it belongs…The fire snake is full of inspiration and gives sources of inspiration equally. Earth Snake shows its characteristics: passionate and ambitious – enthusiasm and shaped rigidly, but attractive charisma – nothing left to be said. The fire snake has a tendency to be jealous and egocentric.

Wood Snake

These kinds of persons prefer feeling the ground beneath their feet – close to their adequate element wood. Wood Snakes endeavour a maximum certitude in life. They collect material and non-material goods by maintaining of ethic and attitude to morality. Wood Snakes are open-minded towards development and improvement. They bring up projects and ideas with persuasion and assertiveness towards lucrative sustainability.

Chinese horoscope - Wood - Snake | photo: (c) veera -

Die Holz Schlange ist bodenständig und bedacht.

The element of wood makes this type of Snakes truly thoughtful and wise. They are remaining fully grounded – even later after thinking over a way, a path or a solution –they make up their minds. Wood Snakes are much more interested in cultural events and more eloquent than the types of snakes.

Water Snake

The Water Snake shows itself adaptably towards distinct forms of changes – in contrary towards the Metal Snake, which reflects more resistance. Variable conditions and dependence are accepted without hesitation and doubt.

Water Snakes are inquisitive minds and like to develop further on mental level. Born in the year belonging to the element of water this type of Snake has sensitivity and likes to communicate – keen sense of intuition. Sometimes it is tired and shows passive presence for a while…

chinese horoscope | Foto: (c) captblack76 -

Die Wasser - Schlange zeigt sich gefühlvoll und überraschend emotional. Das Element Wasser spült ihre Gefühle an die Oberfläche.

The element of water gives the snake the flow of emotions – in contrary to the other types. The Snake is sophisticated and prepared to anticipate future needs. The Snake knows about the perfect moment for interactions and business collaboration. Useful advice should be given: be careful when it comes to criticising the snake -After criticism which has been dealt out, the Water Snake response to criticism quite sensitively and its reaction is apparently offended – smart snake.

Metal Snake

The Metal Snake is strong, firm and high principled. It is controlled when other are upset – keeps calm within challenging situations. Obstinate and with ambition - the rat follows its imagination and is equally goal orientated.

If the zodiac animal sign Snake meets the element of metal makes often a character of immense willpower. A character like this could achieve a lot of things in life. But even though it must be said that Snakes have a tendency to be suspicious and cagy towards other persons. Wise and energetic Metal Snake would you meet your expectations - you are unrelenting forced by your own nature – with your individualistic mentality.

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